Murals in Kolkata Street Exhibition to Connect People to Arts | Kolkata
The third edition of Behala Art Fest will be held from February 25 to 27.
In a bid to connect people to art, artists in Kolkata have painted walls at a street exhibition in the city’s Behala district.
The third edition of Behala Art Fest will be held from February 25 to 27. The organizers are running the festival keeping in mind the Covid guidelines.
Artists give a final touch to their artistic expressions. The paintings depict various social issues. Further, among the murals, the famous filmmaker Satyajit Ray also found the place. This time, Behala Art Fest is all about subaltern culture and subaltern art.
Speaking to ANI, Sanatan Dinda, the organizer of Behala Art Fest, said, “With the theme of Behala Art Fest in mind, all the artists are doing their work. Human civilization is going through a dark era. Our theme is “Light and Darkness”. ‘. The artists share their innovative ideas of ‘Light and darkness with life and existence at the forefront.’
“We hope to advance such initiatives and make the city more colorful for residents and visitors. Art is for the good of people,” he added.
Another artist, Panchali Banerjee, said, “We were looking for an open space for the exhibition so that it would be accessible to everyone. People should connect with art. It’s also a big challenge for artists from come out of the art gallery and exhibit their art in the street. 30 to 40 artists have worked in this art festival. The work is almost finished. The finishing touches are given. People are coming in large numbers.”